Australian Prime Minister

  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard ousted in party vote June 27, 2013

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard lost to Kevin Rudd in a contest for her Labor Party's leadership on Wednesday. As Rudd won 57 votes to 45 in a leadership ballot of the party's lawmakers, the change has come ahead of a general election due in September, which polls suggest...
  • Julia Gillard ousted as Australian PM after party coup June 26, 2013

    Canberra: Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former deputy and less than three months out from a general election. The reinstatement of Rudd was a last-ditch effort to...
  • Australian premier wins leadership ballot February 27, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday emphatically won the Labor leadership ballot, handing her arch-rival Kevin Rudd a resounding defeat by 71 votes to 31. With the win in the 103-member caucus, the country's first female prime minister ended Rudd's hopes of returning as premier any time before the...